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Weekly Fatality/Catastrophe Report

This table contains the weekly summaries of fatalities and catastrophes resulting in the hospitalization of three or more workers. Employers must report these incidents to OSHA within eight hours. The summaries below include only preliminary information, as reported to OSHA Area Offices or to States which operate OSHA-approved State Plans. The fatalities listed here include only those that initially appear to be work-related, but exclude fatalities that do not appear to be work-related, such as an apparent heart attack of a sedentary worker. OSHA investigates all work-related fatalities and catastrophes. After OSHA's investigation is complete, these reports will be updated with inspection results and citation information.

Weekly Summary (Federal and State data tabulated week ending February 18, 2012)
Date of Incident Company and Location Preliminary Description of Incident
01/09/2012 John P. Wood Inc., Cumming, GA 30040 Worker operating a skid steer was killed when a fallen tree pinned him against the seat bar.
02/08/2012 Con-Way Southern Express, Columbia, NC 27925 Worker caught between a truck and a loading dock died from injuries.
02/09/2012 Omaha Refinishing, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 Worker who was overcome by vapors while refinishing a bathtub, died from asphyxiation.
02/10/2012 Wyoming Valley Pallets Inc., Exeter, PA 18643 Worker was struck by machine and caught in driveshaft of hammermill used to dig frost.
02/10/2012 Fertizona San-Tan, Stanfield, AZ 85712 Worker died from a head injury after falling off a ladder.
02/11/2012 Winsor Acres Inc., Harpursville, NY 13787 Worker was struck and killed by a skid steer bucket.
02/14/2012 CEMCO Steel, Denver, CO 80204 Worker was caught between a forklift and a coil of steel.
02/14/2012 Ansley Unprocessed Products Inc., Orange Park, FL 32065 Worker was crushed by a bobcat that flipped during a wind gust.
02/16/2012 Key Energy Services Inc., Plaza, ND 58771 Worker operating equipment that injected nitrogen into an oil well was found dead.
02/16/2012 U.S. Department of Labor -Harpers Ferry Job Corp., Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 Worker fell to the floor.